Wow, what can I say about Crystal Springs other than it is absolutely perfect. From the moment we pulled up to the front of the stunning property, to touring the Messel designed interiors, I was totally blown away. The exterior is incredible, with stunning views of the blue sea all along the front which you can enjoy in all three main dining areas. I love the gully full of flowers, perfect for sauntering down to the beach - where you can relax or enjoy water sports, paddle boarding and the speed boat. The infinity pool is the perfect temperature and ideal for a lazy few hours between snorkelling with turtles and exploring the island. Each room is gorgeous, with very comfortable beds and all the top amenities you could need. But perhaps the best thing about this incredible property is the amazing staff who go out of their way to make your stay such a special one. There's a very relaxed, happy atmosphere and you're made to feel at home from the second you arrive. Thank you all for such a special stay full of memories that I'll always treasure.
As soon as you enter Crystal Springs you realise it is a very special place. A beautiful and elegant house in a luscious well tended tropical garden.
The villa is decorated at the highest standards of taste and elegance and the main room's large open window overlooking the private beach and the turquoise blue sea is the setting of dreams.
At Crystal Springs the days go by nonchalantly. There are so many things to do: swim at the secluded beach, paddle boarding, waterskiing or taking the boat to tour the lovely adjoining bays, for a bit of snorkeling. There are several dining areas so you can have lunch/dinner in a different setting every day.
If you are looking for total relaxation just lounge by the infinity pool overlooking the magnificent tropical sea, maybe after having done some yoga with a private teacher.
The staff are outstanding and looked after us incredibly well, discreet yet always present.and friendly.
Perfect is an often misused word but in the case of Crystal Springs I cannot thing of a better one: It's perfect!
Crystal springs is perfection. From the moment you drive through the gate you will be in paradise. The rooms are beautiful and magnificently restored to the authentic Messel design. The staff is warm and professional. Meals are delicious. Whether it is swimming in the Caribbean or the infinity pool , working out in the gym , paddle boarding or boating....there is plenty to do ...
The property has several locations for indoor and outdoor dining and just when you thought it couldn't get any better, it is possible to watch almost any movie in the home theatre.
No luxury resort or luxury villa I ever went to compares to Crystal Springs!
The beautiful architecture and stylish design of the property are blending with the lush tropical vegetation and landscape which gives you a feeling of being one with nature...not to mention the most amazing nocturne concerts of the crickets and mini frogs accompanying your dinners, meditations and sleep!
The property location with its private beach makes it very special and unique on the carabean side of Barbados...definitely the most beautiful property on the Island!
The elegant mosaic lap pool is situated on a side of the property overlooking the sea but not interfering with the beach.
I was looking for a "real vacation" with plenty of water activities coupled with relaxation, work outs, yoga, massage and good healthy food, no TVs in the bedrooms but a movie theater just in case and it was a dream come true!
Staffed with 18 kind and smily people who you barely see around but feel the impact of their excellent service...everything runs so smoothly you think it happens on its own.
To me the best overall experience was to feel very much at home where you can just wear a short and t-shirt or a bathing suit all day long without offending the coziness and elegance of the rooms, living room, multiple dining rooms and especially impeccable decorated bedrooms and well equipped bathrooms.
The other special aspect of the experience is the distribution of the bedrooms which makes you feel you are alone in the property if you need privacy despite the fact we were 10 of us!
We left leaving our hearts behind but with one only intention: to go back as soon as possible
Crystal Springs is a magical place for a perfect vacation..family reunion, gathering of friends, retreat. The staff is first rate, friendly and genuinely interested in serving. From the moment you set foot on the grounds, every need is attended to. The décor of the house and its multiple building is exquisite and in harmony with the relaxed atmosphere of an island home.
How to spend each day? Swimming in the ocean, lying by the infinity pool reading a book, paddle boarding, yoga, exercising in the gym. Activity is required as the meals are delicious and well, it is hard to resist temptation! Exploring the island is recommended as the Atlantic side is wild and beautiful. There are beautiful gardens and many distilleries.
In short, you can't go wrong here. Relaxation is achieved within minutes of your arrival. The only negative is that you have to leave
Crystal Springs is nothing short of magical. The property, the staff, and the location are second to none. The property is absolutely breathtaking, and the staff couldn't be more friendly, accommodating, and professional. The food is fabulous.
I've stayed at Crystal Springs several times with the first being before the new owners purchased it. All I can say is if you stayed here prior to the new owners, you owe it to yourselves to come back and experience it after the new owners. From what I understand, they basically took the property down to it's shell and rebuilt it in keeping with all the beauty and splendor that Oliver Messel originally intended for it. It will not disappoint.
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